- Kansas House tax debate stalls; governor open to budget cuts Updated: May-28-15 9:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Conservative Republicans who want to preserve a break for Kansas business owners prevented a debate Thursday over raising taxes to balance the state budget, while GOP Gov. Sam Brownback said he's willing to consider new proposals to trim spending.
- Kansas governor signs changes to renewable energy policy Updated: May-28-15 7:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Legislators would be required to sign off on any plan for reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions under a measure Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signed Thursday.
- Kansas governor signs bill on emissions reduction plan Updated: May-28-15 2:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that would require legislators to sign off on any plan for reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions.
- Several tornadoes but no major damage reported in Kansas Updated: May-28-15 7:59 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The National Weather Service says severe storms and some flooding is possible across Kansas Thursday..
- Police: Abuse leaves 3-month-old in critical condition Updated: May-28-15 5:13 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A 3-month-old in critical condition has been transferred to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, after police say the child was abused.
- Brownback looks at possible worker furloughs amid budget row Updated: May-27-15 7:05 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's office is working to determine when it would have to inform state workers they would be furloughed if a budget is not passed on time, the governor's spokeswoman said Wednesday.
- Westar plans to buy wind power from new plant Updated: May-27-15 7:32 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Westar Energy says it plans to buy energy from a new wind farm to be built in Pratt County.
- Kansas House approves bill revising land annexation process Updated: May-27-15 5:07 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill that would require cities and towns to get approval from counties before annexing land in some cases.
- Kansas marijuana bill hits roadblock in state Senate Updated: May-26-15 8:05 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A bill that would ease marijuana laws in Kansas has stalled in the state Senate and will likely not be considered further this year after its unexpected approval by the House.
- Kansas state hospitals face staffing shortages Updated: May-25-15 12:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - State hospitals in Kansas face persistent staffing shortages, and one facility recently posted a 40 percent staff vacancy rate, according to the agency that oversees the facilities.
- Jack Beckman beats John Force in Funny Car final Updated: May-24-15 11:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Funny Car racer Jack Beckman finished off a record-setting weekend in the NHRA Kansas Nationals with a final-round victory over John Force on Sunday at Heartland Park Topeka.
- 4 killed in 2 separate Kansas accidents Updated: May-24-15 2:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Four people have died in traffic accidents in Kansas during the holiday weekend.
- Brownback signs bill regulating ride-hailing companies Updated: May-22-15 5:31 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a compromise on regulations that ride-hailing company Uber says will allow it to stay in the state.
- Emergency room at Topeka VA hospital could reopen soon Updated: May-22-15 4:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - An emergency room at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Topeka is expected to reopen soon after it was closed last year on a temporary basis because of understaffing problems.
- Distance education widespread, growing at Kansas colleges Updated: May-22-15 11:43 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A new report shows that more than 45 percent of Kansas students at higher learning institutions are taking at least one course from a distance.
- Westar Energy rates to increase to cover environmental costs Updated: May-22-15 10:03 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Westar Energy plans to increase its rates starting in June to cover the costs of its environmental projects.
- Kansas House balks at setting up alternative to foster care Updated: May-22-15 5:07 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas House members are uneasy about a proposal to allow parents to temporarily give up custody of their children to others as an alternative to putting the youngsters into foster homes overseen by the state.
- Kobach says he is preparing to prosecute election fraud Updated: May-21-15 8:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that his office would "begin immediately" to prepare election fraud prosecutions if Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signs a bill giving him the power to prosecute.
- Kansas lawmakers negotiate agreement on $15.5B state budget Updated: May-21-15 8:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Negotiators for the Kansas House and Senate have agreed on a proposed budget that would limit increases in tuition at state universities.
- Ex-Kansas lawmaker gets another term on utility commission Updated: May-21-15 6:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate has confirmed the appointment of a former majority leader to a new term on the state commission that regulates utilities.
- Kansas Senate approves bill to bolster 'webcam' abortion ban Updated: May-21-15 5:51 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate has approved a bill aimed at allowing the state to enforce a ban on what critics call "webcam" abortions.
- Kansas House approves variety of election changes Updated: May-21-15 2:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House has approved a measure that would move local elections to the fall in odd-numbered years.
- Newspaper: Lobbyist continues to influence Brownback Updated: May-21-15 1:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A lobbyist who was once Gov. Sam Brownback's chief of staff continues to have influence with the governor and his administration, according to emails obtained by The Wichita Eagle.
- Gov. Brownback signs bill to end dispute over fantasy sports Updated: May-19-15 7:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill clarifying the legality of fantasy sports leagues.
- Kansas House approves regulatory compromise with Uber Updated: May-19-15 5:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate has approved a compromise on regulations that ride-hailing company Uber says will allow it to stay in the state.